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Railroad Critters in Color V. 1
By Stephen M. Timko
A look at Whitcomb's, Plymouth’s, GE’s and more behind the fences of industries from quarries to steel mills to power plants. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$54.95
$45.95
Railroad Critters in Color V. 2
By Stephen M. Timko
A continuing look at industrial size locomotives behind industry
fences. Volume 2 contains additional photos of smaller critters - less than 50 tons, and expands into the field of larger critters. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$54.95
$45.95
Railroad Critters in Color V. 3
By Stephen M. Timko
A visit to the industrial “backyards” for a view of railroad operations using cookie-cutter and special-order locomotives built by Atlas, Baldwin, Davenport, GE, Plymouth, Porter, Whitcomb and others. Over 300 new photos. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$54.95
$45.95
Railroad Critters in Color V. 4
By Stephen M. Timko
A continuing look at the industrial type locomotives of the minority builders. Davenport, Plymouth, Porter, Vulcan and more as well as GE's popular line of "tonners". 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$54.95
$45.95
Railroad Critters in Color V. 5
By Stephen M. Timko
Volume 5 continues with coverage of the minority builders such as Atlas, Davenport, Plymouth, Porter, Vulcan, and others while also including industrial-type locomotives built by Baldwin, EMD, and GE. Volume 5 includes over 330 new photos from various photographers who specialized in the industrial operations. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$54.95
$45.95
Railroad Freight Car Slogans & Heralds
By John Kelly
After WWII railroads realized freight cars could be used to create a public image of their company and to sell passenger and freight services. That image was captured in a slogan, some unforgettable word, phrase or iconographic trademark emblazoned in bold letters on both sides of the freight car. Famous slogans were "Everywhere West" (Burlington Route), "See America First" (Great Northern), "Route of the Rockies" (Rock Island), and “America’s Resourceful Railroad” (Milwaukee Road), to name a few. Vintage black and white and color photographs highlight box cars, coal cars, hoppers, gondolas, tank cars, auto-carriers, special service cars and cabooses with their original slogans and heralds. Separate chapters include Trailers-on-Flatcar (TOFC) and billboard refrigerator cars nicknamed “Reefers” featuring Hormel, Swift, Oscar Mayer and Dubuque meat cars. Colorful images include Budweiser, Coors and Hamm’s beer cars. Model railroad enthusiasts will like this book so they can model freight cars like the prototype. 128 pages, 86 B&W and 56 Color Photos, Softcover.
Cent
$32.95
$26.95
Railroad Photography Western States
By Robert O. Hale and Donald Duke
Rarely published railroad photos from the 40's thru the 60's by noted rail photo pioneer Robert Hale. Extensive coverage of SP, UP, and SF late steam and early diesel power. 118 pages, 226 photos, Softcover.
Gw
$36.95
$29.50
Railroad Pit Stops
By Robert P. Olmsted
Spanning a nearly 40-year period from 1948 to 1984, legendary photographer Robert P. Olmsted visited engine terminals and roundhouses from Ohio to Nebraska, including brief visits to Canada and Mexico. This book showcases his rich black and white photography, featuring beautiful portraits of steam and diesel locomotives.. 56 pages, B&W, Softcover.
Cent
$24.95
$19.95

Railroad Timetables, Travel Brochures & Posters
By Brad S. Lomazzi
This is the first book to focus exclusively on American railroad ephemera of the 19th and 20th centuries and gives the collector comprehensive coverage found nowhere else. Provides detailed historical context for railroad passenger, employee and freight timetables, tourist and travel guides, travel brochures, posters, tickets and all their variations. Over 360 examples are shown in nostalgic and graphically stunning reproductions, some from rarely seen private collections. The author explains where to fine material, what factors affect condition and rarity and discusses archival storage and protection practices. With decorative end papers showing US/Canada railroad map. 194 pages, Hardcover.

$38.99
Railroad Vision; Steam Era Images from the Trains Magazine Archive
By Wendy Burton, Jeff Brouws, Kevin P. Keefe
Drawing on the Trains magazine archive of more than 120,000 images, Wendy Burton and Jeff Brouws have confined their selections for this book to the steam era, selecting 156 photographs that immerse us in that captivating period covering the first half of the 20th century. Seen here are legendary locomotives from famous railroads such as New York Central, Norfolk & Western, and Union Pacific and the lost world of the steam short line, as well as the intimate details of railroading: gallant locomotive engineers, gritty roundhouse workers, elegantly uniformed conductors. Each photograph is accompanied by an extended caption by Kevin P. Keefe, whose long association with Trains includes stints as editor-in-chief and publisher. Keefe also has written an introductory essay about the history of the magazine and its founder, A. C. Kalmbach, and legendary Editor David P. Morgan, and their impact on the field of railroad photography. Hardcover, 11 1/2 x 10 3/4", 200 pages, 156 duo-tone images.
Heim
$59.95
$49.95
Railroading Behind the Fences
By Stephen M. Timko
An “A to Z” collection of shortline and industrial railroad photos. Includes a behind the scenes look at industrial railroad operations.  96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95
Railroads of Arizona V. 6; Jerome and the Northern Roads
By David F. Myrick
This addition to Myrick's renowned series on Arizona railroads covers the great copper operation at Jerome, and a number of roads in the northern part of the state, including the still-operating Grand Canyon Railway. The Grand Canyon trackage was for many years a Santa Fe branch, and serves a tourist railroad today. Both the construction history, as well as the story of the line's revival in the 1990s, are thoroughly covered here. Jerome was served by four railroads at various times, most notably the Verde Tunnel & Smelter Railroad, a property of United Verde Copper Company, the primary mining producer at Jerome. Also noteworthy was the United Verde & Pacific narrow gauge, which has its own chapter here, as does the United Verde Extension Railroad. Both are part of the complex railroad history of the Jerome area. More than 235 photographs, most previously unpublished, enrich this book, in addition to 28 of the author's maps. Material from period newspapers and other publications enlivens the text, with much mining as well as railroad history. It is a superb package of Arizona and railroad history. The distinguished Western historian David F. Myrick, as in his previous books, brings meticulous research, numerous fine maps, and a superb collection of rare and historic photographs to this new volume of the Arizona series. As always, his writing is authoritative, clear and readable, and makes up an outstanding work, encompassing a great breadth of information. The book will appeal to those interested in Arizona's early days as well as to enthusiasts of railroad history. 248 pages, 235 photos, Hardcover.
Sigp
$60.00
$47.95

Railroads of Milwaukee; Steam, Diesel, Electrics, Lake Boats
By John Kelly
John Kelly explores the fascinating history of the city's railroads, starting with the Milwaukee & Waukesha in 1847. By 1873 the Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway—later the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific ("The Milwaukee Road") opened a line to Chicago and the railroad was on its way. The Milwaukee Shops and the Hiawatha legend, Skytops and Super Domes, and the story behind designer Brooks Stevens, are also featured. Kelly supplies copious data on not only the Milwaukee Road, but also the Chicago & NorthWestern's freight and passenger service, including the 400 fleet. Kelly also writes about the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad, America's Fastest Interurban, the Skokie Valley Route and Electroliners. In the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company section, he reviews streetcars, interurbans and trackless trolley buses. With the inclusion of the Lake Boats, the Pere Marquette, Chesapeake & Ohio, and Grand Trunk Western RR’s also come into the picture. In addition the book covers the Beer Line and the breweries, Milwaukee's meatpacking industry, Milwaukee's railroad stations and freight yards— a recipe for some great railroad reading. Generously illustrated with 135 color and 362 black and white photos, maps and drawings, this limited edition volume will be available in hardcover and is a treasured keepsake for your library. 264 pages, 68 in full color, 135 Color and 362 B&W photos, Hardcover.

Heim
$61.95
$50.98
Railroads of the Pine Tree State V. 1
By Brian Solomon and John Gruber
Featured are excellent renditions of Maine’s colorful railroads. The Boston & Maine, Grand Trunk, Maine Central, Bangor & Aroostook, Canadian Pacific. Also are shortlines such as the Belfast & Moosehead Lake, operating through some of the Nation’s most spectacular scenery. 144 pages, Color, Hardcover.
4way
$49.95
$37.50
Railroads of the Pine Tree State V. 2
By Don Marson & Brian Jennison
Featured is railroading in Maine, a continuation of Volume One. See some of the most incredible photography in one of our most beautiful northeastern states. 144 pages, Color, Hardcover.
4way
$49.95
$37.50
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia #20
Flat car loading practices; GATC airslide covered hopper; Part 2 RR leased cars. REPRINT. Photos, data, models.
112 pages, B&W, Few Color, Softcover.
Dblt
$45.00
$35.95
Rails Around Lake Tahoe
By Mallory Hope Ferrell
No area of the American West saw such a diverse accumulation of railroads as the Tahoe and Truckee basins of the Sierra Nevada. Lake Tahoe itself is nestled amid the towering pine-covered mountains along the California and Nevada state lines. Its waters provided transportation for not only the timber, but for passengers, mail and freight aboard the many steamboats that plied its blue waters. In this beautiful setting, logging railroads and steamboats of the Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company brought the huge logs to lakeshore sawmills. The Lake Tahoe Narrow Gauge Railroad and its connecting Clear Creek Flume took the timbers, lumber and cordwood up and over the divide for the Comstock Bonanza towns. By the late 1890s, most of the virgin stands had been cut. In the early 1900s, tourists began to flock to Lake Tahoe. They rode on a new narrow gauge, the Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company. Eventually the Southern Pacific took over the property and converted it to standard gauge. The SP branch was abandoned in 1941. This is the story of the many logging railroads that operated in and near the Tahoe basin, with hundreds of rare photographs, maps, plans and illustrations. The author, a distinguished historian of narrow-gauge railroading and the West, has with this book added further luster to a long record of fine publications. The book will certainly appeal to anyone interested in narrow-gauge and logging railroading, as well as to enthusiasts of railroad history in general. And those with interests in the history of California will find it a valuable addition to their library. 256 pages, 294 Photos, 55 Maps and Graphics, Rosters, Bibliography, Hardcover.
Sigp
$60.00
$48.98

RDC; The Budd Rail Diesel Car
By Donald Duke and Edmund Keilty
RDC: The Budd Rail Diesel Car by Donald Duke and Edmund Keilty is the complete story of this unique railcar, from its conception to current status. This book discusses how the cars were built, their controls, and the various railroads that purchased them. Also considered is the RDC-9, a blind-powered trailer car built for the Boston & Maine. The design changes of 1956 are considered, as well as modifications and rebuilds by Morrison-Knudsen. There is a section about stainless steel and the “shot-welding” process, and a biography of the late Edward G. Budd. 295 pages, Hardcover.

GW
$57.95
$44.75

Reading Company Facilities In Color Volume 1: East of Philadelphia
By Mitchell E. Dakelman
The Reading had a heavily-built network of lines extending east of the City of Brotherly Love to serve passengers and freight. The road’s stations, towers, bridges, yards, signs and other aspects are explored in color photos with or without trains. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Reading Company Facilities In Color Volume 2: North of Philadelphia
By Mitchell E. Dakelman
A look back at the stations, towers, shops and other structures owned by the Reading Company on the many lines that emanated from Philadelphia. Many of the scenes show trains of Reading, SEPTA, and Conrail passing by. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Reading Company in Color V. 1
By Jeremy F. Plant
Tour the Reading from end-to-end through over 230 views of vintage diesel and electric. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$49.95
$36.95

Reading Company in Color V. 2
By Bert Pennypacker
Noted author Bert Pennypacker guides the reader through an all-color tour of the Reading's motive power, operations and physical plant during the years 1947-1976. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Reading Company Power In Color Volume 1: Steam and First Generation Diesels
By Robert L. Davis Jr
Reading Power in Color, Volume I opens with a sampling of RDG steam power from the 1940s to the end of regular service steam operation, including a brief look at the T1 4-8-4's in excursion service, then continues with a detailed examination of the railroad's interesting roster of first generation diesels from all four major builders. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Reading Company Power In Color Volume 2: Second Generation Diesels
By Robert L. Davis Jr
GP30s, C425s, SD45s, GP35s, big Alk’s – they’re all here in this tour of Reading’s final diesel fleet. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Reading Railroad—Revisited. 1940-1965
By Outer Station
Featuring photos of Reading Co employee Paul D Hartline showing various aspects of the Reading RR.
96 pages, Horizontal Format, Color & B&W, Hardcover.

Dbltk
$34.95
$28.95

Reading Railroad V. III
by Benjamin L. Bernhart.
This publication is the most extensive photographic essay ever produced documenting the route of Reading Railroad Main Line between Valley Forge and Douglassville. The book includes a look at the Port Richmond Branch, the tug boats operated by the Reading, Valley Forge, Phoenixville, Black Rock Tunnel, Cromby, Mingo, Royersford, Aramingo, Linfield, Sanatoga, Pottstown and Stowe. 464 pages, 897 Illustrations, High quality book printed on 80 pound sterling gloss paper, Hardcover.

Dbtk
$125.00
$95.95

Reading Steam in Color
By Jeremy F. Plant
This book contains over 200 color photographs of Post-War steam of the Reading Company during the years 1946-1956. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$49.95
$36.95

Realistic Model Railroad Operation
By Tony Koester
Respected expert Tony Koester teaches modelers how real railroads operate trains and how to apply those methods to their own model railroads in this extensively updated edition. Learning about timetable-and-train-order operation, as well as how cars are switched, how yards function, how signals work, and more, provides an added dimension of realism and fun for modelers, keeping the hobby fresh and exciting. 96 pages, Softcover.

Kalm
$19.95
$17.95

Red Arrow Lines in Color
By Douglas E. Peters
This suburban transit system operated electric passenger service west of Philadelphia using equipment that ranged from Brill Bullets to former North Shore Electroliners. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Refrigerator Car Color Guide
By Gene Green
A look at the operation and roster of privately-owned ice-bunker reefer cars. Contains a marvelous sequence of the icing process atop an icing dock in 1962. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Requiem for Steam. The Railroad Photos of David Plowden
As a child, David Plowden was given a box camera, and before long he began to photograph railroad trains. As he matured and started on what would become a lifetime in photography, trains—specifically steam locomotives—became one of his passions, and then they were eclipsed by modern diesel locomotives. It is our good fortune that Plowden was on the scene at the end, documenting what would become this book, his reverent tribute to the steam era. 160 pages, B&W, Hardcover.

C&OHS
$60.00
$51.95

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac in Color
By J.F. Plant, S. Short & W.G. McClure
113 miles of busy double track linking North and South symbolize the RF&P. Operations during the steam and diesel years as well as a chapter on equipment are illustrated in full color. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Rio Grande A Last Look Back 1974-2010
By R. C. Farewell
This nice book features Colorado's Rio Grande Railroad and the changes made to this popular road under Southern Pacific and Union Pacific ownership. There's lots of D&RGW action in this book at all the familiar places: Tennessee Pass, Moffat Route, Utah desert, Ruby Canyon, and other locations; includes more than a dozen charts and maps that will bring the Rio Grande to life. 280 pages, 400+ Color Photos, Hardcover.

Cent
$69.95
$53.95
Rio Grande: Best of Bob Davis
By Bob Davis
The final two decades of the “Action Road” are captured across the system in exciting, scenic photographs. Fast freight rolls through the glorious landscapes of the Rio Grande along with a little passenger action. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95

Rio Grande Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
By Jim Eager
Grande Gold passenger cars and “Cookie Box” boxcars are just a small part of the fascinating roster of this fabled road. Three hundred color photos (98% standard gauge) are expertly captioned by DRGW authority Jim Eager. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$49.95
$36.95

Rio Grande Crest of the Continent
By Chuck Conway
The Colorado Rockies have been home to some of the most dramatic railroad operations in America. Crest of the Continent is the first of a series of all-color books illustrating the Denver & Rio Grande Western as it traversed its home territory in Colorado and Utah. The early chapters of this initial volume follow the line south out of Denver along some of the original narrow-gauge alignment to Pueblo, Trinidad, and the San Luis Valley. Later chapters examine the rails as they wind through the Royal Gorge, over Tennessee Pass, on to Aspen and ultimately Grand Junction. Originally built to serve the boom or bust mining communities scattered throughout the mountains, the Rio Grande found its long-term success in the transcontinental freight and passenger business, all the while surrounded by larger carriers intent on putting the road out of business. D&RGW’s agile and innovative demeanor and its willingness to go the extra mile to provide excellent service made it a customer favorite in spite of the road’s small size and limited line haul. While some of the scenes in this volume could be reproduced given the right circumstances, many, like the Rio Grande itself, are gone forever. These 176 pages, however, are a celebration of how it was during the glory days of color photography along that most interesting of mountain railroads the Rio Grande. 176 pages, Color, Hardcover.

Wrp
$79.95
$61.98

Rio Grande Diesels Pictorial History V. 3
By Joseph A. Strapac
This is the third of three volumes. The first two (now out of print) were published in 1983 and 1988, resp. The Rio Grande ceased existence in 1996 when it was merged into the Union Pacific. This 3rd Volume addresses units delivered since 1983, the steel caboose fleet, and parts of the passenger car roster. 112 pages, Softcover.

Cent
$22.97

Rio Grande Heart of the Rockies
By Chuck Conway
Rio Grande — Heart of the Rockies looks at the dramatic influence of railroad builder David H. Moffat on the Denver & Rio Grande Western. In Volume I of this series, one of the watershed events for the young D&RG was the conversion of the main lines from narrow gauge to standard gauge, initiated in 1890 during Moffat’s presidency. Following his departure from the D&RG the following year, Moffat intensified the pursuit of his great dream—constructing a direct transcontinental mainline west from Denver. Indeed, the "Moffat Road”, which he spearheaded, eventually became the primary transcontinental conduit for the D&RGW as well as the source of substantial local traffic. Moffat, however, would not live to see the outcome of what he had begun and following his passing, his Denver, Northwestern & Pacific was reorganized into the Denver & Salt Lake. The color images in this volume, all captured in the later years of D&RGW operations, illustrate the many construction challenges he faced as he pushed the DNW&P rails west, for this was no route seeking the easiest of grades and alignments. It was the boring of the Moffat Tunnel beneath the Continental Divide in 1927 that encouraged the D&RGW to cast its lot with the D&SL in developing both local and transcontinental traffic. The completion of the tunnel, followed by the opening of the Dotsero Cutoff in 1934, gave the line through the Heart of the Rockies a chance to thrive, unlike so many other railroad enterprises that had challenged Colorado’s mountains and failed. The line west of Denver remains one of the most colorful operations in the region. Though many changes occurred in the final quarter of the 20th century, the experience of trains winding through the mountains has beckoned rail photographers from around the globe to record the action. And while the Rio Grande itself is gone, the images herein help to illustrate how it was during the era of color slide photography along the D&RGW in the Heart of the Rockies. 192 pages, Hardcover.

Wrvr
$79.95
$61.98

Rio Grande in Color V. 2; Utah
By James Sandrin
Tour the D&RGW from Grand Junction to the SP interchange at Ogden through more than 230 vintage color photographs. Every type of diesel from FT to SD45 is lensed in this most spectacular setting. There’s even a little steam in this station-by-station itinerary. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$49.95
$36.95

Rio Grande in Color V. 3
By James Sandrin
A year-by-year look back at the "Mainline Through the Rockies" starting in 1947. Follow the transition from bankruptcy to merger, Mallets to GP60s in more than 240 color photos. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Rio Grande in Color V. 4; Late Steam & First Generation Diesels
By Timothy Morris
Examine the last of Rio Grande steam in main line freight and passenger service followed by a down the roster look at everything from FT’s to SD9’s. Detailed by a former D&RGW employee. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Rio Grande in Color V. 5; Second Generation Diesels
By Timothy Morris
Spectacular scenery surrounds the GP30's and SD45's of the Action Road during its final decade. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Rio Grande Narrow Gauge in Color V. 1; 1947-1959 Empire Contraction and Railfan Discovery
By Thomas A. Brunner
The Narrow Gauge’s last days as a common carrier are chronicled in magnificent color work by master photographers Robert F. Collins, Emery Gulash and others. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Rio Grande Secret Places V. 1; The Tunnel District
By R. C. Farewell
Although much of the Rio Grande's standard gauge route between Denver and Salt Lake City has been well-documented over the years, some regions of the mainline have been overlooked. R.C. Farewell has spent nearly nine years documenting these overlooked areas, assembling vintage as well as current views and uncovering pertinent historical data. This accumulation of material is presented here in the first of a two volume set on Rio Grande's secret places. This volume covers the Tunnel District of Colorado's front range. Included are over 150 striking images from this region, including nearly 30 in color. Described and illustrated are historical foundations of the present route, as well as past and current operations over the line. Photos include both steam and diesel, providing views of Denver & Salt Lake, Denver & Rio Grande Western and Southern Pacific. 160 pages, Color and B&W Photos, Hardcover.

Corrm
$34.95
$29.95

Rio Grande Secret Places V. 2; Ruby Canyon
By R. C. Farewell
Some of the most magnificent main line railroading anywhere can be found in the western Colorado-eastern Utah desert country. A detailed and photographic history of the route is presented for the first time in R.C. Farewell's Rio Grande Secret Places, Volume II, which portrays both the desert and its Ruby Canyon in spectacular fashion. Pictorial emphasis is on Rio Grande, Southern Pacific and Union Pacific operations in recent years, but a few rare D&RGW steam views are included. Three-dimensional maps highlight key areas. There is coverage of many miles of alignment that were graded but never used, and of obscure desert tidbits such as the Ballard & Thompson Railroad. 208 pages, Color and B&W Photos, Hardcover.

Corrm
$34.95
$38.95

Rio Grande Trackside; with Jim Ozment
By James Sandrin
The all-color photographic perspective of a Division Engineer of the Rio Grande during the 1950s and 60s, both in his work and hobby. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$49.95
$36.95

Rites of Passage; Canadian Railway Retrospective
By Greg McDonnell
Each new railway book by writer-photographer Greg McDonnell is cause for celebration in the North American railfan community. Rites of Passage, a look at over three decades of transition and changes along Canada's rail lines, is his most personal book to date. "For what it's worth," McDonnell writes in his introductory essay, "what follows on these pages is personal, a collection of images and essays drawn from a 35-year effort to capture and chronicle the magic of Canadian railroading, an effort that began with a young boy pointing a borrowed Brownie at a pair of olive-green GMD1's looming out of the early morning fog in Kitchener and quickly grew to be a lifetime avocation, if not a vocation." Rites of Passage is vintage McDonnell, a sensual feast of boiler steam and diesel smoke, high iron and midnight runs across the prairies, wistful memories and critical analysis. 120 pages, Hardcover.

Mbls
$29.50

Roads, Rivers and Rails V. 1; ALBANY/SCHENECTADY TO ONEONTA
By John Taibi
The earliest explorers and settlers in central New York first used ancient Indian trails to enter the region. Over time, primitive dirt roads, plank roads, and turnpikes in combination with the navigable portions of the Susquehanna River and its tributaries greatly aided expansion into the lands southwest of Albany. Eventually, the broad gauge Albany & Susquehanna Railroad - a predecessor of the powerful, renowned Delaware & Hudson Railroad - formed what would be regarded as the ultimate link in the transportation system that connected Albany with Binghamton. Besides accelerating community growth, the railroad spurred the development and facilitated the growth of local industry - limestone and cement, dairy and agriculture, and the manufacturing of tools, wagons, wood products, and machinery. In his inimitable style, Mr. Taibi engages the reader on a point-to-point tour, weaving an entertaining story around how these three phases of passage - the Roads, Rivers, and Rails - created lifelines for the interior towns. This book contains more than 500 color, sepia, and black & white illustrations - from vintage stereoviews of A&S/D&H operations to 2011 color photographs of current owner Canadian Pacific Rail with Norfolk Southern operations via trackage rights. Early D&H steam and the most modern diesels - AC4400CW, SD60, SD90, ES44AC, C40-9W, and ES40DC - are shown at various locations. Union Pacific run-through power is also included. Among those places visited in this first installment of Roads, Rivers, and Rails, are Voorheesville, Altamont, Delanson, Cobleskill, Richmondville, Worcester, Schenevus, and Oneonta. Volume II will begin the story anew at Oneonta and continue on to Otego, Unadilla, Sidney, Bainbridge, Afton, and Nineveh - concluding at the "Parlor City," Binghamton. 238 pages, 523 Illustrations, Maps, Blueprints, Bibliography, Hardcover.

Dbt
$64.95
$53.98

Roads, Rivers and Rails V. 2; ONEONTA TO BINGHAMTON
By John Taibi
Taibi continues his story of the D&H and its connect ion to all of the towns served between the "City of the Hills" (Oneonta) and the "Parlor City" (Binghamton). This book contains more than 600 first-generation color, sepia, and black & white illustrations - from vintage stereoviews and post cards to color photographs of current owner Canadian Pacific Rail sharing the steel ribbons with Norfolk Southern. Vintage D&H steam and early diesels to the most modern motive power - AC4400CW, SD60 SD90, ES44AC, C40-9W, and ES40DC - are captured at various locations over the line. Union Pacific and BNSF run-through power makes numerous appearances. An extensive introduction reviews the first book. Then Volume II starts its own story with an all-new section on Oneonta. From there the journey continues down the Susquehanna watershed through Otego, Wells Bridge, Unadilla, Sidney, Bainbridge, Afton, Nineveh, Harpursville, Belden, Tunnel, Sanitaria Springs, and Port Crane - concluding at the "Parlor City", Binghamton. 341 pages, 619 Illustrations, Maps, Blueprints, Bibliography, Hardcover.

Dbt
$74.95
$59.98

Robert W. Richardson's Rio Grande Southern Chasing the Narrow Gauge V. 1
By Robert W. Richardson
Today one man is specially recognized as one of the founders of the narrow gauge railroad preservation movement in the United States. He is Robert W. Richardson, who with a friend started the Narrow Gauge Motel in a remote section of Colorado in 1949. Later he and a friend began the Narrow Gauge Museum in Alamosa, which helped initiate the safekeeping of narrow gauge rolling stock, hardware and paper memorabilia. The collection he and Cornelius Hauck started, now housed at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, has grown so large it requires a number of staff and volunteers to catalog and maintain. In this nostalgic volume, Bob recounts his early days as an editor, advertising coordinator, member of the U.S. Armed Forces, motel owner and later as head of the largest narrow gauge railroad museum in the country. Primarily, it highlights Bob's life as an avid narrow gauge fan during the last two decades the Colorado Narrow Gauge still operated as a common carrier. 200 pages; 34 Color & 192 B&W Photos; Maps, Charts, Ephemera, Hardcover.

Heim
$55.95
$44.95

Robert W. Richardson's Rio Grande Southern Chasing the Narrow Gauge V. 2
By Robert W. Richardson
In this second volume of his narrow gauge chronicle, noted narrow gauge preservationist Robert Richardson takes a close look at the Rio Grande’s Silverton and Farmington branches, the Third Division between Salida, Gunnison and Montrose, and the Valley Line between Mears Junction and Alamosa, Colorado. With 50-year-old photographs and firsthand accounts, Richardson offers the most authoritative chronicle yet on this portion of the Denver & Rio Grande Western’s Rocky Mountain narrow gauge railroad empire. In a landscape (9 x 12") format that lends itself to large photographs, Bob shows the railroad, its operations and equipment in dramatic style. This 208-page hardbound book features color covers, 211 black and white & 30 color photos taken as far back as 1950. Features 100-pound glossy, enameled paper and a beautiful Gil Bennett color painting on the cover. 208 pages; 30 Color & 211 B&W Photos, Hardcover.

Heim
$55.95
$44.95

Robert W. Richardson's Rio Grande Southern Chasing the Narrow Gauge V. 3
By Robert W. Richardson
In this third volume of his narrow gauge chronicle, noted narrow gauge preservationist Robert Richardson continues to take a close look at the Rio Grande Southern, the 172-mile narrow gauge route that wrapped itself around the craggy and forested San Juan Mountains between Durango and Ridgway, Colorado. In just two years, Otto Mears built a railroad that climbed four mountain passes and featured 142 bridges, including numerous high, spindly trestles. In this 224-page hardbound book, Bob hones in on the town of Ridgway, the various RGS “oasis” towns in the wilderness, mine-rich Telluride, the RGS’ locomotive fleet, the Galloping Goose era and high-in-the-sky Ophir. He also talks about important old RGS records and how he obtained copies, relates humorous insights about hunting season on the line, the Montezuma Lumber Company operations at McPhee, and the last runs of the famed RGS trains. Hardcover, 345 photos and illustrations.

Heim
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Rock Island Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
By Steve Hile, David H. Hickcox and Todd Miller
Over 300 color photographs gathered from the best photographers of CRI&P equipment give the reader an outstanding collection of “The Rock’s” rolling stock. RI owned reefers, stock cars, sleepers and coaches. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
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Rock Island Color Pictorial V. 2
By Louis A. Marre
This volume is based on the diesel locomotive roster which includes photos and rosters between 1959 and 1969. There is also a section on leased / pool power on the Rock Island. 128 pages, Hardcover.

4way
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Rock Island Color Pictorial V. 3
By Louis A. Marre
See the final years of “The Rock”. Equipment wore several colorful paint schemes and locomotive lashups were unbelievable at times. Rock Island operated several passenger trains during the 1970′s with a wide assortment of 1st and 2nd generation motive power, both owned and borrowed / leased. 128 pages, Hardcover.

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Rock Island in Color V. 1; 1948-1964
By Lloyd E. Stagner
Return to the citadel of exotic diesels as the amazing roster of RI is unfolded in this all-color 128-page book. Steam is prominent too as the story of RI’s ups-and-downs is described through almost 200 vintage photos of trains and operations throughout the huge multi-state system. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Rock Island in Color V. 2; 1965-1980
By Bill Marvel
Complete the saga of “the ROCK” as it begins a non-stop ride to oblivion. Vintage cab units and recycled Geeps were not enough to curb the tide as the road valiantly fought the inevitable. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Rock Island Power in Color V. 1; 1-563
By Robert J. Yanosey
After a short look at steam, a model-by-model tour of the road’s diesel fleet begins with LWT #1. Continuing numerically through the freight cab units, U-boats, and suburban diesels, Volume 1 ends with #563 an SW900m. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
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Rock Island Power in Color V. 2: 601 to 4909
By Robert J. Yanosey
RI roster numbers 600 to 4909 encompasses everything from prewar Alco cab units to SD40-2’s. Painted in a wide array of colors and assigned to varied duties as the years passed by, they did their best as the Rock Island crumbled beneath them. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Rock Island Railroad Photo Archive; Travel on the Rocket
By John Kelly
Celebrated in the 1930s American blues-folk song ''Rock Island Line'' by Leadbelly, the ''Rock Island Line is the Road to ride.'' Read about the Rock Island Railroad from its original charter by the Illinois Legislature in 1847 to the highly publicized trial of Rock Island's right to construct and use a bridge across navigable waters defended by Abraham Lincoln in 1855. By 1937 railroad had its own fleet of Rocket passenger trains to herald the Streamlined Era. Rock Island's stainless steel trains were led by locomotives in ''art-deco'' maroon and red, trimmed with black-edged aluminum stripes. Photos include the Peoria Rocket, Des Moines Rocket, Quad City Rocket, Texas Rocket, Kansas City Rocket, Twin Star Rocket, Zephyr-Rocket, Rocky Mountain Rocket, the flagship Golden State between Chicago and Los Angeles in partnership with Southern Pacific, and suburban commuter service between Chicago's La Salle Street Station and Joliet, Illinois. Also included are a system map, timetables, travel brochures and full-color section of Rock Island depots and stations. 128 pages, Softcover.

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Rock Island Westward V. 1; Memories of the High Line: A History of the Clay Center Line
By Thos R. Lee
A detailed history of the Clay Center Line, also known as the "High Line," the Rock Island Railroad's Kansas subdivision from McFarland to Belleville. Covers the history from construction in 1887 to shutdown in 1980, including the years of glory when the Colorado Flyer, Red Ball freights and local passenger trains ran swiftly to the years of heartbreak when floods, wrecks and looming bankruptcy took their toll. Extensive interviews with Rock Island employees help to flesh out the story. Includes detailed information on schedules and motive power. With timetables, end paper maps. Beautifully illustrated with almost 400 photos, 35 in color. 256 pages, Hardcover.

Lee
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Rock Island Westward V. 3; Western Division Freight Service 1930-1952
By Thos R. Lee
This small book is the final edition to the Rock Island series authored by the late Thomas R. Lee featuring the Rock Island in western Kansas and Colorado. The emphasis with this book is Western Division freight service. B&W, 40 pages, Softcover.

NRHS
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Rocky Mountain Railroads V. 1 ;Rio Grande Southern
By Richard Dorman
The ninth book from R.D. Publications provides nearly all color coverage of the Rio Grande Southern, one of Colorado's legendary narrow gauge lines. 91 pages, Color and B&W Photographs, Hardcover.

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Rocky Mountain Railroads V. 11; Durango to Alamosa and Salida
By Richard Dorman and Bob Hayden
Here's the story of the narrow gauge routes of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad from Durango, Colorado, to Chama, New Mexico, and on to Antonito, Alamosa, and Salida, Colorado. The lines covered include 350 miles of railroad in two states, and the scenery ranges from the rugged San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mountains to sub-alpine meadows and broad, flat agricultural valleys. 174 pages, Color and B&W Photos, Hardcover.

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Route of the Chiefs; Santa Fe in the Streamlined Era
by Greg Stout
Route of the Chiefs is THE photographic history of how the Santa Fe rose to being the foremost passenger carriers in the streamliner era. From the premiere Super Chief to the wide network of secondary trains, this new 256-page volume is next thing to being on board. If ever a railroad was a friend to the passenger, Santa Fe was it. From the 1892 version of the California Limited, to the Santa Fe De-Luxe, the 1926 Chief, 1937 Super Chief - no other railroad offered greater luxury to its first-class clientele. Later, with the inauguration of the 1938 El Capitan, the company's fast, modern accommodations came to coach travelers as well. Add to that the remaining Chiefs and streamliners, including the San Francisco Chief, Texas Chief, the Chief itself, Grand Canyon, Chicagoan, Kansas Cityan, San Diegan, Golden Gates, and a host of supporting cast players like The Cavern, El Pasoan, Tulsan and others - it's hard to conceive of any railroad that did it as well. 258 pages, B&W and Color photos, Hardcover.

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Route of the Eagles; Missouri Pacific in the Streamlined Era
By Greg Stout
Beautifully done history of the streamline era on the Missouri Pacific Railway (and its subsidiary, the Texas & Pacific). Once again the colorful Eagle fleet takes to the road and we follow the Eagle Blue and Mist Gray streamliners as they reach from Denver to Texas and, through connecting service, to New York, California and even Mexico City. This book covers not only the glory years but also the slow, painful retrenchment as interstate highways and airlines destroyed the passenger base until finally Amtrak took over in 1971. But in these pages, the Aztec Eagle, Valley Eagle, Delta Eagle and Colorado Eagle fly again and take the reader with them. With locomotive and passenger car rosters. Illustrated throughout with black and white and some color photos. 128 pages, Hardcover.

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Route of the Rockets-Rock Island in Streamlined Era
By Greg Stout
The streamlined era on the Rock Island lasted 43 years, beginning with the delivery of the first reborn Rockets in 1937 and ending well beyond Amtrak with a "Notice of Embargo" on Trains 5 and 6, and 11 and 12 effective January 1, 1979. During the era, the Rock Island ran an extensive fleet of streamliners in many hues, coming from just about every major car and locomotive builder, and embraced a diverse array of rolling stock. "In truth, the Rock Island tried. It tried with line relocations and the "Samson of the Cimarron" and stainless steel Rockets powered by stylish crimson and maroon diesels. And in the end, when it quite simply ran out of cash, it was not from a lack of effort on the part of its workers and managers. Rather, the Rock Island died from causes that had been present almost from the day the first spike was driven: too many agricultural branches, overdependence on trackage rights, and a route map that seemed to reach every important terminal the long way around. "Despite its many problems, however, the Rock Island also managed to present the traveling public with a number of fine passenger trains, including the original 1937 Rockets, the streamlined 1948 Golden State and the seasonal, short-lived Arizona Limited. 175 pages, B&W and Color Photos, Drawings, Charts and Rosters, Hardcover.

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Route of the Warbonnets; Santa Fe in the 1970's
By Joe McMillan
275 B&W Photos; Covers entire railroad. Hardcover, 176 pages.

Mcm
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Rutland in Color
By Philip R. Jordan
The fabled Rutland story is relived in full color in this new 128-page book. Lots of steam, RS1s, RS-3s and equipment are to be seen as the system is examined in detail from end-to-end. 128 pages, Hardcover.

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